9:42 AM: First big event up this morning – the pre-parade Float Dodger 5K, third annual edition. Our crew at the starting line at California/Charlestown says that run presenter West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) has 450 people signed up. They’re scheduled to take off at about 9:45, headed north to the spot in our top photo – California/Lander, where the West Seattle Hi-Yu float awaits the “dodgers,” who then head back south along the parade route toward The Junction. The 5K is a fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More to come.
10 AM: The runners have dodged the float – here’s a short clip:
We’ll have more photos/video to add later – but first, it’s on with the parade!
ADDED 4:36 PM: Photos – this is a race you dress up for!
Haven’t seen the results yet (if you see them first, please let us know so we can share the link).
ADDED: One more view of the “dodging” at California/Lander:
And as commenter JRR pointed out earlier, you can look up the results here.
SUNDAY NOTE: Tim from WSR updates the participation in count in comments. We have changed the number in the headline to 350+ as a result.